How to Age Wood with Baking Soda. Aging wood is necessary if you want a distressed style for a project, but you only have access to newer wood. Aging wood with baking soda leaches the dark tannins away.
A bench is a great entry-level piece of furniture to build. It's useful and not as difficult to make as a chair. You can easily build a plank-seat bench, like one of the wonderful designs Joel showed us in Tools & Craft; you could upholster it if you've g